Teacher Review For Explain Everything

GREAT App for classroom instruction and alternative to Keynote and PowerPoint

Steven M.
Classroom teacher
Gateway Middle School
Monroeville, PA
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My Grades 7, 8
My Subjects Math
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 3
Support 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I used it to deliver instruction in my mathematics classroom. Students enjoyed completing practice problems on my iPad when I would pass it around the classroom. It was great for importing PDF files and writing on them as if it were an overhead projector. I always recommend this App to teachers who still use overhead projectors. It is a nice alternative to PowerPoint, Keynote, or Prezi. I also would use the "add a website" feature which will add a web browser window that you can use during your presentation to access a website of your choice.
My Take
I loved it for instruction, but have now used it in my digital fluency course as a means for students to create presentations. It works great to import a web browser, images, videos, etc. I like it better than Keynote, PowerPoint, or Prezi, because it works more like a whiteboard/chalkboard, but with more advanced technology features. It reminded me a little of SmartBoard or Promethean software, although I must admit the the software for those boards is more advanced.